God wanted humanity to know who Jesus is and what the messiah was going to be like. The Bible is full of stories, analogies, poems and pictures that point us to Jesus:
- the burning bush
- the passover
- offerings & sacrifice
- the bronze serpent
- the “King of Glory ”, etc…
In the Old Testament the writers give Jesus different names to identify His role. But in the New Testament times, people still didn’t understand what God meant by a redeemer.
The letter of Hebrews draws on the symbols and rituals that the Israelites were already familiar with. As we draw near to Easter, we will look a little closer at how the passover is relevant to us.
This is particularly poignant in the world in which we live in now. At the end of the sermon, we will be asking everyone to take a moment for communion (if you are in connect groups, please do not share food). Communion is the Christian extension of Passover. We will take a moment to honour The Deliverer and Saviour from our sin. Whether you have the emblems or not, we will take a moment to remember that it was Jesus who delivered us from sin.
In this weeks online sermon, we will explore how God uses symbols and rituals to point us towards God’s presence. God hasn’t set up the signposts for us to stay at the sign, but rather, to point us towards God’s Good News and to find the liberty it promises.
Key Scriptures This Week: